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How to see the perfect distance to a fence

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Finding the perfect distance to a fence takes a good eye, a good canter, and rhythm! Just because it sounds simple doesn’t mean it’s easy to do, though. It’s tempting to ride “backwards” to a fence, slowing your horse down to find a spot until he no longer has the impulsion to jump. It’s also easy to fall into the trap of getting too quick to a jump and have your horse get too flat.

Here are a few tips that work for me.

The three videos above from Evention TV give great advice on how to see that perfect distance every time — with their distinct brand of humor!. Now you just have to go out and practice.

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